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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:02 AM
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Year-end Appeal for Lawsuit Support (VoterGA)

December 28, 2006 at 19:37:26

Year-end Appeal for Lawsuit Support

by Garland Favorito

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Year End Appeal for Lawsuit Support
> VoterGA supporters,
> Despite our successes this year we will still likely have to litigate
> the suit to achieve the proper audit procedures even if the new board is
> receptive to implementing audit trails. We have not been able to obtain
> professional fund raisers yet and are still hundreds of dollars short
> for our year end legal payment even though several new contributions
> have come in.
> I am asking that you please forward this appeal to those on your mailing
> lists and consider making a donation to carry on this cause if you have
> not already contributed.
> Thank you,
> Garland
> Dear Voter Ga Supporters,
> We are off to a great start with our landmark lawsuit that is the first
> to challenge an electronic voting method as illegal and unconstiuttional
> under state law. Since July when we filed the lawsuit against Georgia
> voting that cannot be verified, audited or recounted many good things
> have happened:
> * Three candidates, a Democrat, a Republican and an independent
> write-in candidate have agreed to join our suit;
> * The governor requested that the Secretary of State prepare a
> proposal for implementing voter verified paper ballot audit trails;
> * The Secretary of State reversed her position twice that all voting
> machines would have to be replaced to implement secure printers for
> audit trails;
> * All three of our major opponents who blocked statewide voter
> verified paper ballot audit trails were soundly defeated in the 2006
> elections;
> * The Elections Director who adamantly opposed our legislative
> initiatives has resigned and been hired by Diebold;
> * The State Election Board held three public hearings on the flawed
> audit trail pilot and appear suppportive of our cause;
> * An Election Board member publlicly told the AJC that the 2006
> elections will probably be the last held on DRE equipment;
> * We have established a working relationship with the State Eleciton
> Board and they seem willing to listen to us;
> * The incoming Secretary of State met with us during her campaign
> and appears willing to address our issues;
> * We have gained national and local media coverage on television,
> radio, newspapers and web based outlets.
> We are well on our way to victory in a suit that will take Georgia from
> worst to first nationally in voting system implementation but we still
> have one major roadblock. We must make our next legal payment by the end
> of the year to continue this fight and we are a couple of thousand
> dollars short. Many of you have already generously contributed your time
> and money and I ask you to please spread the word to others who can
> afford to help us in this fight. If you have not made a donation, I ask
> that you please make one this month. Oour lawyer haas given us the best
> possible terms that we could ever have wanted but he and his staff
> cannot work for without some reasonable compensation for the amount of
> hours that this lawsuit will require. As we all have learned, Freedom is
> not free.
> We are an all volunteer organization with no paid staff so all money
> that you give will directly offset the legal expenses of preparing a
> suit to restore the integrity of elections in Georgia. The include
> preparation of the suit, preparation for trial and the trial itself. If
> you make a contribution of $100 or more you are entitled to your choice
> of a special video or book as explained on our web site at
> . We also have a 501C3 application pending to achieve tax
> deductible contribution status. If you have not done so already please
> join the fight to save the principles of democracy in Georgia.
> Thank you,
> Garland
> 404 664-4044 CL

Garland Favorito is a co-founder of VoterGA.
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Stevepol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:32 AM
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1. The worthiest causes in America: the restoration of democracy.
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philb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:19 PM
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2. Georgia had widespread election irregularities reported in 2006,2004, & 2002
and appears to have had many stolen elections where the candidate preferred by the majority of voters was not declared
to be "officially" the winner



many races in Georgia over this period have been very inconsistent with poll and exit poll results

all counties in Georgia vote on Diebold touch screens
elections are run by Diebold

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nicknameless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 02:29 AM
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